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Free Will and Modern Science

Richard Swinburne (ed.)

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780197264898
eISBN:
9780191754074
Item type:
book
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197264898.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

Do humans have a free choice of which actions to perform? Three recent developments of modern science can help us to answer this question. First, new investigative tools have enabled us to study the ... More


Faculty Priorities: Where Does Faith Fit?

John J. DiIulio Jr.

in The American University in a Postsecular Age: Religion and the Academy

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780195323443
eISBN:
9780199869145
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195323443.003.0008
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

DiIulio argues that “nonsectarian” has sometimes been misconstrued to mean aggressively “secular.” But nonsectarian education does not have to be anti‐religious or devoid of religion. He uses the ... More


Effective Intentions: The Power of Conscious Will

Alfred R Mele

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780195384260
eISBN:
9780199869909
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195384260.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology, General

This book has both a negative aim and a positive aim. The negative aim is to show that some recent influential scientific claims about free will, consciousness, and action‐production are not ... More


Libet and the case for free will scepticism1

TIM BAYNE

in Free Will and Modern Science

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780197264898
eISBN:
9780191754074
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197264898.003.0003
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

This chapter examines what is arguably the most influential rebutting objection in the current literature, an objection that appeals to Benjamin Libet's studies concerning the neural basis of agency. ... More


Criminal and Moral Responsibility and the Libet Experiments

Larry Alexander

in Conscious Will and Responsibility: A Tribute to Benjamin Libet

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780195381641
eISBN:
9780199864911
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195381641.003.0018
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Psychology

This chapter analyzes how Libet's experiments bear on criminal and moral responsibility. More specifically, it addresses the question of whether Libet has demonstrated that the consciously willed ... More


Obscure Objects of Desire Surrealism, Fetishism, and Politics

Johanna Malt

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199253425
eISBN:
9780191698132
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199253425.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

In a speech given in Prague in 1935, André Breton asked, ‘Is there, properly speaking, a left-wing art capable of defending itself?’. But despite his conviction that surrealism did indeed offer such ... More


Benjamin Jowett and the Christian Religion

Peter Hinchliff

Published in print:
1987
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198266884
eISBN:
9780191683091
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198266884.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Church History

The conventional picture of Benjamin Jowett (1817–93) is of the outstanding educator, the famous master of Balliol College, Oxford, whose pupils were extremely influential in the public life of ... More


Hopkins' Idealism: Philosophy, Physics, Poetry

Daniel Brown

Published in print:
1997
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198183532
eISBN:
9780191674051
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198183532.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Poetry, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

The conventional picture of the young Hopkins as a conservative High-Church ritualist is starkly contested by this book, which draws upon his unpublished Oxford essays on philosophy to reveal a ... More


Benjamin Franklin

Edwin S. Gaustad

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195305357
eISBN:
9780199850662
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195305357.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: early to 18th Century

The tenth and youngest son of a poor Boston soapmaker, Benjamin Franklin would rise to become, in Thomas Jefferson's words, “the greatest man and ornament of his age”. This book offers a portrait of ... More


 Diplomatic Post in the Orient

Umar F. Abd‐Allah

in A Muslim in Victorian America: The Life of Alexander Russell Webb

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2006
ISBN:
9780195187281
eISBN:
9780199784875
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195187288.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Islam

This chapter focuses on Webb's experiences as a US consul to the Philippines. On September 29, 1887, Webb was appointed US consul to Manila — then under Spanish colonial control — by President Grover ... More


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